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Old 06-05-2008, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
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It's probably good for the 40-45 mpg range in nice weather. Remember: 3 speed, so it'll be bad on the freeway.

My advice: wait for something else with a manual transmission.

Also - have you done the math to figure out how much you'd actually save by buying a beater?

EDIT: the cars are reliable. The mileage wouldn't scare me off, but it all depends on whether it was looked after.
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